This post is sponsored by my friends at Family Dollar.
I’ve always been intrigued by making homemade bbq sauce. Most folks just grab a bottle at the store, and while there are some really great ones out there, there’s something fun about making your own and tweaking it to suit your tastes. When I was about 8, my dad’s friend shared his mother’s bbq sauce recipe with us after we had it during a visit. I think that was what piqued my interest in sauce making. Ever since then, I’ve loved getting in the kitchen and experimenting with recipes. Even as a kid, it was something that I could do since it was so easy. Mom would give me full reign of the pantry, spice cabinet, and fridge and just set me loose.
This recipe is one of my favorites, though. It’s tangy with just a little bite. It’s also got a great sweetness thanks to the secret ingredient – Coca-Cola.
And easy! It’s crazy easy! If you can measure, pour, and stir, you can make this one. 🙂
It’s great on pulled pork (my favorite), grilled chicken, brisket, hot dogs and sausages; even as a dip for fried chicken!
And the best part is you probably have all the ingredients you need for it right at home in your pantry and fridge. And even if you don’t have everything, you can run to your nearest Family Dollar store and grab them like I did.
Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce
- 2 cups ketchup
- 1 cup Coca-Cola
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons dill pickle juice
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (or more to taste)
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together the ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
Nutritional values provided are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend grabbing your favorite brands and plugging those ingredients into an online nutritional calculator.
Scan you use Diet Coke in this recipe?
I haven’t, but don’t see why not.
Diet Coke will be bitter when heated.
i rate u 10 over 10????i also want to learn more in cooking department please help me to become a successful chef.
What a great mom to turn you loose in the kitchen and let you experiment. My mom hated to cook, and when I’d try to help, she’d say, “Just get out of here and let me get this over with.” Today, at 66, I’m still not a good cook. We eat out more than in. I always have to follow a recipe, and if a new recipe doesn’t have a photo, I can’t imagine what the finished product will be. (I’ve returned cookbooks for just that reason!) I can’t identify the spices in foods that I eat in restaurants so that I can replicate them at home. Start children off in the kitchen while they’re young, it really does matter.
I couldn’t agree more, Susan!
I absolutely loved this! You didn’t specify dill or sweet pickle juice. I used dill.
Dill was the right choice! So glad you enjoyed it, Jenell!!
Has anyone ever tried canning this for longer time storage?
This is also great with Dr. Pepper!